RistoVegan at Hotel Sylva

Overall rating: 4.0 stars 2 Reviews
Vegan restaurant and tearoom inside Hotel Sylvia. Uses organic ingredients. Previously named Ristobio and was at Via Francesca da Rimini, 38. Price: Moderate more-less
Vegan, Organic, Italian, Take-out


First Review by KamalSPrasad


  • vegetarian

Probably closed

3 Posted on 08 / 01 / 2013

Went there in July/August 2013, and sadly there is no "Restobio" to be found at this address, and not anywhere else in the vicinity either. So either the address is wrong or the cafe is closed now.

Which would be a sad loss, since being vegetarian (let alone vegan) is tricky in Cattolica. 90% of all pasta dishes and salads contain meat or fish. I really got the impression that in Italy, unlike most other European countries, there currently is a trend to add even more meat to dishes and not reduce it. For example, for many bars and cafes, a "Caprese" sandwich suddenly doesn't mean just tomato and mozzarella anymore - of course, ham must be added for that extra nutritional value. At Bologna airport, it was impossible to get a non-meat sandwich either at the Carrefour in the basement or at the snack bar right next to it - there's either ham, meat or tuna on everything. As far as I remember, this used to be different in the past.

Also, be advised that "piadina"/"piadine", a local speciality in Emilia Romagna - kind of like a flat sandwich bread with toppings - contains lard ("strutto")in the dough in 90% of the cases. I also found lard to be a common ingredient in prepacked pizza and sandwich snacks at Italian supermarkets.

Updated from previous review on Thursday August 01, 2013



  • vegan

Great vegan food from an awesome owner/operation

5 Posted on 07 / 30 / 2012

This is a small cafe in a public park that serves only vegan food for lunch and dinner. They are not open every day for dinner so call ahead just to be sure. Food is great! It is also a convenience grocery store with lots of vegan food items to take back to your hotel. They do have some non-vegan items like ice-cream, probably for the visitors who demand them. The owner/operator, Barbara is super friendly and was very accommodating on our two visits to this place. Highly recommended.

Lunch: Ever day from 12:30-2:30pm
Dinner: Thursday-Saturday from 7:30pm-10pm.

But they are open other times for the grocery store items.

Pros: great food, grocery store, Very friendly owner/operator
Cons: none


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Last updated: 2013/08/30


Added: 2012/03/18


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